Keynote Speaker | Special Education | Kent State University

Bryan Cook, Ph.D.

Professor of Special Education at the University of Virginia

Bryan Cook

Brian Cook earned his Ph.D. in special education from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the past president of the Council for Exceptional Children’s  (CEC) Division for Research; chairs the Research Committee for CEC’s Division for Learning Disabilities; co-edits Behavioral Disorders, the research journal of  CEC’s Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders; and chaired the working group that authored CEC’s Standards for Evidence-Based Practices in Special  Education. His lines of scholarly inquiry include: (a) bridging the research-to-practice gap in special education through evidence-based practice, and (b) examining  and improving the rigor and influence of scientific research in special education through open science reforms.